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Marathon: How One Battle Changed Western Civilization

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The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. is not only understood as the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians, but can also be seen as perhaps the most significant moment in our collective history. 10,000 Athenian citizens faced a Persian military force of more than 25,000. Greek victory appeared impossible, but the men of Athens were tenacious and the Persians were defeated. Following the battle, the Athenian hoplite army ran 26.5 miles from Marathon to Athens to defend their port from the Persian navy. Although they had just run the great distance in heavy armor, the Athenians won the battle and drove the Persian forces from Attica. Greek freedom ensued and the achievements of the culture became much of the basis for Western civilization. In this comprehensive and engrossing treatment, Richard Billows captures the drama of that day 2500 years ago and the ramifications it has had throughout Western history.

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Published to coincide with Marathon's 2500th anniversary, a riveting history of the historic battle

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590205686
Author:
Billows, Richard A.
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Author:
Billows, Richard
Subject:
World History-European History General
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Europe - Western
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.51 x 0.89 in 0.59 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Ancient Greece
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